A mixed-methods study on how to improve the implementation of integrated campaigns for controlling neglected infectious diseases in Medio Vaupés, Colombia.
Through this study, Universidad de los Andes examined how to strengthen integrated campaigns that address neglected infectious diseases (NIDs) in Medio Vaupés, Colombia.
In Medio Vaupés, Colombia, neglected infectious diseases (NIDs) pose a significant public health concern, with infectious diseases that affect the gastrointestinal system acting as the second-highest source of mortality in this area. In response, a plan was developed for administering azithromycin, albendazole, and sulfur vaseline to control NIDs among the Indigenous population in Medio Vaupés.
The plan for addressing NIDs in Medio Vaupés articulates a need to enhance the technical capacity of those who deliver the NID interventions.
The objective of this study was to analyze technical and pedagogical strategies to strengthen the technical capacities of health personnel who are implementing the mass drug administration of azithromycin, albendazole, and sulfur ointment to control NIDs in Medio Vaupés, Colombia.
Image above: The study location was Medio Vaupés, Colombia.
This mixed-methods study explored ways to strengthen the implementation of an integrated mass drug administration campaign to control neglected infectious diseases (NIDs) in Medio Vaupés, Colombia. Researchers primarily focused on strategies for improving the knowledge and technical capacities of campaign personnel.
A combination of dialectic and non-dialectic tools promotes the uptake of public health campaigns, especially in Indigenous communities.
Planning and training in integrated campaigns for prevention and treatment of neglected diseases in Vaupés, Colombia.